Qilin Ransomware: What You Need To Know

Qilin Ransomware: What You Need To Know

What is Qilin? Qilin (also known as Agenda) is a ransomware-as-a-service criminal operation that works with affiliates, encrypting and exfiltrating the data of hacked organisations and then demanding a ransom be paid. Qilin seems like a strange name. Where does it come from? The Qilin is a creature from Chinese mythology that combines the features of a dragon and a horned beast. Sometimes, it is compared to a unicorn. So the Qilin ransomware comes from China? Err, no. Sorry. The group behind the Qilin ransomware operation appears to be linked to Russia. Hmmph. So how long has the Qilin…

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Source:TripWire – Graham Cluley